The Society of Experience by Matt CahillThe Society of Experience by Matt Cahill

The Society of Experience

byMatt Cahill

Paperback | October 6, 2015

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When his father - a distinguished writer - unexpectedly passes away, Derrick van der Lem's insulated world implodes, leaving a much stranger and crueler place than the one he knew. In the midst of his downward spiral, the mysterious Society of Experience asks him to take part in a baffling science experiment involving time travel, with the possibility of changing his life and pulling him out of his rut. When the experiment begins to untangle, Derrick finds himself out of his depth and in the middle of a nightmare, with only the company of a beautiful stranger to steer him from chaos to heartbreak. Meanwhile, who are the society, and what are their true intentions for Derrick? Is time travel real, or is it yet another contrivance the Society has invented?

Part Philip K. Dick, part mystery, The Society of Experience is an inventive, fast-paced story of a man's journey for a better future through streets, alleyways and deserted buildings.

Matt Cahill is a Toronto-based author and psychotherapist. He writes novels, short fiction and essays, and has contributed work to Ryeberg, BlogTO and Torontoist. His short story, "Snowshoe," appeared in September 2014 with Found Press.
Title:The Society of ExperienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:255 pages, 8.5 × 5.6 × 0.6 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:192808804X

ISBN - 13:9781928088042

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Philosophical sci-fi I was initially drawn to this book by the great cover design and interior design. While the plot is a fairly interesting sci-fi mystery, there are a lot of philosophical questions explored in the book. I'm not sure I completely understood the whole point of the book but I really enjoyed the journey. Recommmended for those who love Philip K. Dick's stories.
Date published: 2016-12-22